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These 12 Enticing Places Make Spain A Traveller's Paradise

Hola Amigos, we hope you all have been doing great. As we had promised that we would start our world tour, we kick it off with Spain. The perfect country enriched with beautiful beaches and scenery, which makes it one of the dream destinations for many photographers and fellow travellers. While writing this story, we felt as if we were travelling through these fabulous places ourselves. What makes Spain so perfect for photographers is the vast surrounding of the Mediterranean Sea. Spain is also famous worldwide for its football teams, the biggest clubs being Real Madrid, Athletico Madrid and Barcelona. The major tourism cities of Spain include Seville, Valencia, Majorca, Granada, Barcelona and Madrid.  Spain is the second most mountainous country in Europe, after Switzerland. Make sure you visit all of these places when you next travel to Spain. Share this with all your friends who love to travel.

1. Menorca, Spain

Menorca is an island located in Spain. Menorca is the easternmost and with an area of 701 square kilometers, the second largest Balearic island. In the heart of the western Mediterranean situated, it extends in length from east to west, from sunrise to sunset. Menorca has a length of approximately 50 and a maximum width of 17 kilometers (in pic: Martello tower, Alcaufar with Illa de l'Aire lighthouse in the distance).

Ciutadella, Menorca

Cala Galdana, Menorca

The island is known for its collection of megalithic stone monuments: Navetes, Taules and Talaiots, which speak of a very early prehistoric human activity.

Cala'n Blanes, Menorca

2. Alcazar of Seville

Seville is one of the most beautiful cities of Spain. It's located in the largest city of Andalusia. It is situated on the plain of the River Guadalquivir.

Cathedral de Seville

Seville is approximately 2,200 years old. The passage of the various civilisations instrumental in its growth has left the city with a distinct personality, and a large and well-preserved historical centre.

El Porvenir, Seville

Seville Alcazar

San Pablo Airport is the main airport for Seville and is Andalusia's second busiest airport, after Malaga. The airport handled 4,051,392 passengers and just under 5,000 tonnes of cargo in 2009. It has one terminal and one runway. (Source- Wiki)

Seville is the most surreal place you can visit.

The most important art collection of Seville is the Museum of Fine Arts of Seville. It was established in 1835 in the former convent of La Merced.

3. Alicante is a city and Port on the Costa Blanca.

Alicante is a very old city and inhabited since 7000 years. Alicante enjoys mild winter temperatures, warm to hot summers, and little rain concentrated in equinoctial periods. It is loved by the tourists.

Cabo de las Huertas, Alicante

4. Peniscola, Spain

Peniscola is a municipality in the province of Castellon, Valencian Community, Spain. Peniscola hosts an annual comedy film festival that draws Spanish and foreign actors and filmmakers and features screenings in historic venues.

5. Papa Luna, Peniscola

Peniscola Castle was built in the Muslim period to be subsequently conquered by Jaime I.

6. Zurriola Beach, San Sebastian.

San Sebastian is a coastal city and municipality located in the Basque Autonomous Community, Spain. It's so magnificent that you may forget that you are in the real world.

Sunset of San Sebastian

If you are lucky, you will find this kind of sunset in San Sebastian.

Locality of San Sebastian

The events such as the San Sebastian International Film Festival have given this place a new dimension and a new life.

7. Madrid, Spain

Madrid is the largest city and the Capital of Spain. Madrid houses the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization, belonging to the United Nations. I possess a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighbourhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theater, the Buen Retiro Park, National Library, etc.

Puerta De Alcala

The Puerta de Alcala is a Neo-classical monument in the Plaza de la Independencia (Independence Square) in Madrid, Spain. It stands near the city centre and several meters away from the main entrance to the Parque del Buen Retiro. 

Fountain of the Fallen Angel, by Ricardo Bellver, 1877

There are many statues and beautiful artistic things in this park.

Royal Palace of Madrid

Royal Palace of Madrid is the official use of Spanish Royal Family. Now, it's only used for state weddings. The palace has 135,000 square metres of floor space and contains 3,418 rooms. It is the largest palace in Europe by floor area. The interior of the palace is notable for its wealth of art and the use of many types of fine materials in the construction and the decoration of its rooms

Buen Retiro Park, Madrid.

This is the largest park in Madrid. It's one of the oldest as well. Its construction was completed in 1631 A.D. It's very close to the Puerta de Alcala and not far from the Prado Museum.

8. Ibiza, Spain

Ibiza is an island at the east coast of the city of Valencia.

Ibiza is well known for their late night party culture.

It is well known for its summer club scene which attracts very large numbers of tourists.

Sunset in Ibiza

Ibiza is truly a traveller's paradise. Ibiza is the home of the noted port in Ibiza Town, and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

9. Besalu, Catalonia.

10. Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia Autonomous Community in North Western Spain. This city existed in the 9th century, and it's now UNESCO heritage site with one of the best tourist attractions.

More about the city

The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, as the destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century.

11. Asturias, Spain. (Roman thermae in Gijon, Asturias)

Asturias is an ancient city which thrived in the 9th Century during the times of middle ages. It was known as the Kingdom of Asturias.

Santa Maria del Naranco, the ancient palace of Asturian Kings, 842 AD.

There were Romans who left back many historical references which included paintings, utensils, etc.

Saint Cave of Covadonga

The Santa Cueva de Covadonga is a Catholic sanctuary located in Asturias, northern Spain. It is a cave in the Picos de Europa mountains, which gives its name. The meaning of "Covadonga", from the Latin Cova Dominica is "Cave of the Lady".

12. River Bed Gardens, Valencia

Once upon a time, the Turia River ran through Valencia, Spain. The river was prone to floods, and in 1957, a particularly strong one did massive damage to the city and even killed many of its citizens. The residents of Valencia diverted the river out of the city and turned the riverbed into a fabulous eco-park.